Christiane F. (1981)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 384

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AKA: Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo; We Children from Bahnhof Zoo
Directed by: Uli Edel
Starring: Natja Brunckhorst (Christiane), Thomas Haustein (Detlev), Christiane Reichelt (Babsi), Jens Kupha (Axel)
Country: Germany, European Cinema
Language: German (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 02:10:59
Genres: Based on a True Story, BDSM, Drugs, Gay, Prostitution, Old-Young, Teensploitation

Plot – Spoilers:
Based on a true story, 13 year-old Christiane lives with her mother and younger sister in a Berlin apartment that depresses her. Though her parents are separated, she shares a fairly decent relationship with her mother and opts to stay with her rather than with Dad, even when her sister moves in with him.

A friend takes Christiane one night to a newly opened happening club. Here she meets Detlev who is kind to her when she’s handling a trip like an embarrassing noob. The two then begin hanging out together and briefly break up when Detlev starts doing heroin. But by now, Christiane is in love with him and in an attempt to connect with him on the same plane, she tries heroin. From here, her spiral takes her to Zoo Station, a railway station where junkies and teen boys and girls hang out to prostitute themselves to anyone who’ll have them.

Favorite Scenes:
Christiane, Detlev and friends whiling the night away to Bowie’s Heroes. As dawn breaks, Christiane looks on innocently at the adult world as it prepares for a new day of work and routines that seem so cut off from the happy place she’s in right now.

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Russ
Russ
March 21, 2024 11:44 am

A sad depiction of drug induced height of desperation. Some very good acting and make up artistry.

Bibbi
Bibbi
February 1, 2024 6:28 pm

I wish tiktok and other social media would stop making ‘pretty’ edits of this movie (along with trainspotting) and romanticizing drug addiction and portraying it as something beautiful. As a recovered heroin addict THIS is the reality of that sort of life (ofc some drama added its still a movie but y’all get my point) One of my all time favourites.

leiser77
leiser77
January 16, 2024 3:44 am

This movie is a masterpiece and the book is even better. Everything about this story it’s fascinating. Sadly, many people don’t understand the meaning of Christiane’s struggle with drugs. That leads to stupid hate comments from people who thinks this romanticize drugs and others who do romanticize drugs and use this movie as an excuse just like many use some tv series to justify ilegal activities. Christiane’s story has nothing of that. It just shows reality. The reality of a group of teenagers who were deceived by every authority they knew (parents, church, police, government, etc) in a decadent city who suffered the worst heroin problem in the world during the 70s. It’s not intended to give an explicit message. It’s just knowledge and everyone would know how to use it in his own life.

Dornroeschen
Dornroeschen
January 14, 2024 3:39 pm

Great movie and fucking cringe how people use this to romanticize drug/heroin addiction on platforms like TikTok, I could fucking puke

DionysusTheRapist
DionysusTheRapist
December 24, 2023 5:54 pm

Who else thinks this is way better than the amazon remake.

jaii
jaii
December 16, 2023 7:00 pm

This movie so sad

bob
bob
December 8, 2023 4:02 am

god damn that was soooooooooo bad

dds
dds
October 27, 2023 1:44 am

i want to be her so bad

Kiki
Kiki
June 24, 2023 9:29 pm

This movie was boring af

noir
noir
April 20, 2023 1:12 am

My favorite movie of all time! A beautiful story and must watch imo.

sushionroad
sushionroad
February 24, 2023 8:23 pm

wow this was kinda fucked, not the worst ive seen but still

Creepy Hollow
Creepy Hollow
February 19, 2023 11:35 pm

I love this movie. I know you don’t take requests, but “Der Fan” from 1982 needs to be on here. Don’t worry, this is the only time I’ll break the rule. It’s just that sometimes the gratuitous fuckedupness can get so boring after a while that sometimes I crave the masterfully crafted fuckedupness.

fred fat
fred fat
September 24, 2022 9:24 pm

we can be zeroes just for a day

Yeux
Yeux
January 28, 2021 5:22 am

Really good movie, i really liked it.

It shows how important are the people you surround yourself with, in shaping your views and character. If you hang out with a bunch of fucking junkies, you are gonna end like them too at some point, just to “fit” in. And how people are easily influenceable by their “friends” (especially women)

The moment a person start taking and getting addicted to drugs, they lose their humanity and should be treated as human garbage. Why the fuck should i treat them with “respect”, when they don’t even respect themselfs?

Losing their morality, start being a danger to society, their families and to themselfs. And a lot of them acts, like because they do drugs, they are “mature” or know shit about life lmao there’s nothing mature about taking drugs. Is pathetic and low life.

Anyway, great movie. To the next one.

GimmeDisturbingShitPls
GimmeDisturbingShitPls
January 24, 2021 1:20 am

Great movie 8.1/10

There is another one about heroin addiction that may actually be a 10/10 called ‘Requiem for a dream’

pain
pain
January 16, 2021 1:32 am

Is heroin that good? Dam I’ll stick to the kush tho

EK
EK
January 5, 2021 2:57 am

Jeez. this seems like a meeting place for current or former drug addicts.
Good movie.

Pufferpunk
Pufferpunk
December 18, 2020 4:18 am

Tragic, realistic film. As a recovering addict with over 22 years clean, where there is breath there is always hope for recovery,

OJ
OJ
November 22, 2020 10:28 am

Long and boring. Who cares if junkies or alcoholics die. It’s too many people around and there is no room for garbage. Beside all they do is being a burden to society and pitty crime. Wasting of taxpayers money.

Bowden
Bowden
November 15, 2020 6:37 am

It was suppose to me be playing on TMC AND 3:15 in the morning. I saw siskel and every rave about what a powerful film it was . I’m surprised after 44 years of life I’ve never heard of this movie. It lived up to the hype

Trixie
Trixie
October 27, 2020 7:42 pm

This was totally my childhood.. with fewer drugs.
I love this movie, btw— thanks for uploading it, admins 🙂

GUSTERU
GUSTERU
October 25, 2020 9:52 pm

READ THE BOOK … it is MORE POWERFULL than this stupid movie . I just did it and it NOT COMPARE to this !!! TRUST ME !!! READ THE BOOK !!!

wanda
wanda
October 24, 2020 8:39 am

this movie is heartbreaking omg

R. Duquet
R. Duquet
October 3, 2020 7:19 pm

LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!

Jay
Jay
September 1, 2020 7:26 am

Powerful film, intense realistic performances. If this story is not enough to deter you away from heroin, nothing will.

Ricky Soo
Ricky Soo
August 19, 2020 3:42 pm

This movie reminds me of the song by Smashing Pumpkins – Try, Try, Try….

Habs93
Habs93
May 27, 2020 6:40 am

God i love this site. Also this is such a realistic movie. I never touched heroin because i knew it would do this. I struggled with other addictions but still. Don’t let this site go down!

Mira
Mira
May 24, 2020 7:07 pm

Very nice movie

joe
joe
March 1, 2020 11:23 pm

good movie could use better translations though.

HoneyBadger
HoneyBadger
December 28, 2019 8:34 am

Wow, an adult at 14?!
Good movie!

David
David
October 11, 2019 3:19 am

I have seen this film so many times, it is an excellent movie, very realistic – I should know, I have been a heroin addict myself. Great performance from the actor who plays Christiane. Thanks for posting and such an awesome site I just discovered tonight.